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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 06, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Rally Wheels - Which to buy for these tires...

I'm going to purchase a set of Rally Wheels for the '69 from Ground Up. I need to know which set will fit my existing tires.

Tire size: P235/60R15

Which will fit this tire?

http://www.ss396.com/mm5/merchant.mv...SCOMPLETEWHEEL

or this

http://www.ss396.com/mm5/merchant.mv...SCOMPLETEWHEEL

Or, if I decide to go with the Torque Thrust wheel, which size should I purchase?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 06, 02:25 PM
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Re: New Rally Wheels - Which to buy for these tires...

I just bought a set of rally wheels this past summer.I bought the
15x7 with 4.50 back spacing.I put P 235x15x60 on the front and I put
P275x15x60 on the rear(see my signiture picture profile) This combo fits
perfect!!! No rubbing at all.
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Re: New Rally Wheels - Which to buy for these tires...

Thanks Dan. Are the rear wheels wider than the front? I suspect so, no? (or are they taller?)

Also, would the tires I listed above fit the first link (the 4.25 backspacing)?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 06, 02:43 PM
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Re: New Rally Wheels - Which to buy for these tires...

my ralley wheels are 15x7 with 4.5 backspacing all the way around.
My opinion is @ stock ride height you need the 4.5 backspacing with this wide of a tire in the front.
The tire is very close to rubbing with 4.5 bs
235/60-15 tires are 26"dia.and the 275/60-15 are 28"dia.and about
1"wider. But it fits great,with no [email protected] stock height.
I got my rally's at NPD
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Re: New Rally Wheels - Which to buy for these tires...

I would think with the tire size your going with 235/60/15 that it would look better on the 15x7 rim. Putting it on a 15x8 might not give you the right side profile. I'm running a 255 on a 15x8 and looks pretty good. Just my opinion

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Re: New Rally Wheels - Which to buy for these tires...

Quick question...

15x7 = 15 inch tall rim by 7 inches wide? Is that how that works?
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Re: New Rally Wheels - Which to buy for these tires...

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Quick question...

15x7 = 15 inch tall rim by 7 inches wide? Is that how that works?
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Re: New Rally Wheels - Which to buy for these tires...

Perfect, thanks...

I have 15x8 rally's on the car now (with P235/60R15 tires). If I go to a 15x7, does this mean less rubbing than what I get now (which is little to none) and would it change the hieght of the car?

Sorry, just learning about tires and rims while thinking of buying some new wheels :-)
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Re: New Rally Wheels - Which to buy for these tires...

I have 2 sets of rallys, 1 sets of tires has 15x8 rims and the other has 15x7 rims and they both have p235/60R-15 tires on them.The set with the 15x7" rims the tire is 1/2"smaller (narrower) than the 15x8"rim. So that means you will get 1/4" more clearence with the 1 inch difference in rim wight.
Now remember that is with not changing the back spacing!!!
Now as far as changing the body height,this will not change.I went and I check this out for you, the two set of tires are the same in height
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Re: New Rally Wheels - Which to buy for these tires...

I believe the 4.25" backspacing is the most common. I just installed a set of 15 x 7 with 4.25" backspacing from Wheel Vintiques. I used P235/60 15 Indy Firehawks and have no clearance problems. You are lucky you have the tires. P235/60 15 is a hard size to find right now - no TAs to be found.

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